A few things to catch you up...

This October has gone by so fast, and I feel like I have yet to decide which fall treats I want to make, what my Halloween costume will be, what fall trends are HOT or not and if I will make it to the County Stew Festival in my flannel and boots... but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been eventful.

My Sweetest Nenaw:
The start of the month was weak, and very sad... my dear, sweetest Nenaw passed away at the young age of 69. She was burst of sunlight and God's grace on to the faces of her family, friends and even strangers. She was such a joy and such a piece of each of us that this has made a difficult time for family and friends. They say with time, it doesn't get any easier but I do have to say that our family seems closer because of this time. Though we know she is in a better place, the loss of a mother, a friend, a grandmother or a mentor is very tough. Please say a sweet prayer for my kind-hearted mother and family as time starts to pass, the memories seem to get stronger as we speak of the times we had, remember the costumes she made or we simply bring out a quilt of her making as the seasons start to change.

Circa 1998
TEXAS SIZED FUN at The State Fair of Texas:
The particular weekend that I made it to the fair, IT WAS 62F degrees! Here in Texas, we danced... and went to the fair (seeing as how today we are still sitting at a steady 83F degree temperature in October's end). We did what one must, indulged in the FRIED jambalaya, olives, king PB&J with bacon, Fletchers corny dog and a cold Funnel Cake Ale... we also didn't eat for the next day and a half. To be fair, there were 5 of us eating these deliciously fried foods, so don't judge me so hard my wedding dress won't fit. We waited in the 15 minute line to ride the Farris Wheel, listened to Casey Donahew and had a blast just being in the company of Big Tex and taking the obligatory picture.


24:
My favorite Switchfoot song, my final year before I am half of a half-century old and the year after Blink182 had it right when they said, "nobody likes you when you're 23", A birthday; mine in particular, use to be my favorite holiday... and sometimes I like to still think I am 12 and get treated the same. Though I no longer get a mustang sticker and get called to the office to receive a pencil and have my birthday shared aloud on the announcements... I like the traditions of birthdays and I like showering other people with surprises and of course throwing the party but I don't like everything that comes with having to work on your birthday, having a middle of the week birthday or have people shower me with awesome birthday texts because, I feel like I am a bad friend when I text them back 6 hours later, but my friends understand that this is not only something that happens on my birthday. So, I aged, I had a blast and I got my desk decorated by the best boss around! On better news, another day, another Facebook event.


When in Conroe...TRF:
One must attend the Texas Renaissance Festival, so that is what we did... my mom tagged along, got a set of elf ears did as they did, drank a few steins of beer and called it a day. Adam couldn't keep from laughing as this is not something he has ever experienced before, it is a World of it's own, but it was a blast. I played fairy for a day that wasn't Halloween, got to spend the day outside and learn to chirp like a bird (with the help of my new bird shaped whistle) I also got super lucky and found a leather koozie that I searched and searched for and finally found it the second we were about to walk out the door. All in all, I would say I (we?) had a blast.


RUSK FOOTBRIDGE:
And one of my favorite historical stops during these past few weeks, happened this past Sunday, as Adam and I were about to head home we stopped at what is one of the coolest spots that is seen most often in Texas Monthly Magazine, it is a beautiful view, and the weather was perfect. Most of all, it was the clarity that my head needed as I settled in to tackle the rest of this beautiful October.



what have you been up too?

Sincerely, Shelbi


A few things to catch you up...

This October has gone by so fast, and I feel like I have yet to decide which fall treats I want to make, what my Halloween costume will be, what fall trends are HOT or not and if I will make it to the County Stew Festival in my flannel and boots... but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been eventful.

My Sweetest Nenaw:
The start of the month was weak, and very sad... my dear, sweetest Nenaw passed away at the young age of 69. She was burst of sunlight and God's grace on to the faces of her family, friends and even strangers. She was such a joy and such a piece of each of us that this has made a difficult time for family and friends. They say with time, it doesn't get any easier but I do have to say that our family seems closer because of this time. Though we know she is in a better place, the loss of a mother, a friend, a grandmother or a mentor is very tough. Please say a sweet prayer for my kind-hearted mother and family as time starts to pass, the memories seem to get stronger as we speak of the times we had, remember the costumes she made or we simply bring out a quilt of her making as the seasons start to change.

Circa 1998
TEXAS SIZED FUN at The State Fair of Texas:
The particular weekend that I made it to the fair, IT WAS 62F degrees! Here in Texas, we danced... and went to the fair (seeing as how today we are still sitting at a steady 83F degree temperature in October's end). We did what one must, indulged in the FRIED jambalaya, olives, king PB&J with bacon, Fletchers corny dog and a cold Funnel Cake Ale... we also didn't eat for the next day and a half. To be fair, there were 5 of us eating these deliciously fried foods, so don't judge me so hard my wedding dress won't fit. We waited in the 15 minute line to ride the Farris Wheel, listened to Casey Donahew and had a blast just being in the company of Big Tex and taking the obligatory picture.


24:
My favorite Switchfoot song, my final year before I am half of a half-century old and the year after Blink182 had it right when they said, "nobody likes you when you're 23", A birthday; mine in particular, use to be my favorite holiday... and sometimes I like to still think I am 12 and get treated the same. Though I no longer get a mustang sticker and get called to the office to receive a pencil and have my birthday shared aloud on the announcements... I like the traditions of birthdays and I like showering other people with surprises and of course throwing the party but I don't like everything that comes with having to work on your birthday, having a middle of the week birthday or have people shower me with awesome birthday texts because, I feel like I am a bad friend when I text them back 6 hours later, but my friends understand that this is not only something that happens on my birthday. So, I aged, I had a blast and I got my desk decorated by the best boss around! On better news, another day, another Facebook event.


When in Conroe...TRF:
One must attend the Texas Renaissance Festival, so that is what we did... my mom tagged along, got a set of elf ears did as they did, drank a few steins of beer and called it a day. Adam couldn't keep from laughing as this is not something he has ever experienced before, it is a World of it's own, but it was a blast. I played fairy for a day that wasn't Halloween, got to spend the day outside and learn to chirp like a bird (with the help of my new bird shaped whistle) I also got super lucky and found a leather koozie that I searched and searched for and finally found it the second we were about to walk out the door. All in all, I would say I (we?) had a blast.


RUSK FOOTBRIDGE:
And one of my favorite historical stops during these past few weeks, happened this past Sunday, as Adam and I were about to head home we stopped at what is one of the coolest spots that is seen most often in Texas Monthly Magazine, it is a beautiful view, and the weather was perfect. Most of all, it was the clarity that my head needed as I settled in to tackle the rest of this beautiful October.



what have you been up too?

Sincerely, Shelbi

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